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The Apocrypha Chronicles Podcast Art. A figure walks in a forest with a path trailing behind.

The Apocrypha Chronicles

The Apocrypha Chronicles is a groundbreaking sci-fi / documentary podcast that uses generative storytelling & audio-drama to illuminate a conversation between our present & our future.

A classical grey face of a statue representing The Queen of Carthage against a colourful background.

The Queen of Carthage

A seamless blend of Baroque and contemporary song and dance, this interdisciplinary performance is a powerful reclamation of the story of Dido, The Queen of Carthage

Eurydice, a green tree-like woman dances in the Underworld with green light emanating from her hands.

Live from the Underworld

Live From The Underworld is a series of interactive live-stream performances featuring mythological avatars brought to life by realtime motion capture technology & live opera singers.

Introducing OAR + re:Naissance Opera's Mentorship Mondays!

Mentorship Mondays

In partnership with the Association of Opera in Canada, re:Naissance Opera is proud to present Mentorship Mondays, an 8 week mentorship program for emerging producers.

IndieFest 2022. November 16-27. The IndieFest logo against a pink and purple background.


IndieFest is a musical gathering that brings together artists & audiences from all walks of life to expand artistic practices, experience new works of art, and express creative voices.

The Imaginarium Nov 18-23 2022. IBPOC Leader Led Creative Series.

The Imaginarium

The Imaginarium is a new initiative that empowers IBPOC leadership on and off the stage. In 2022, The Imaginarium Series was presented at IndieFest 2022.

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Sanctuary & Storm

Sanctuary & Storm is a new opera by Tawnie Olson and Roberta Barker, that depicts a fictional debate between the two most powerful women in Medieval Europe: Hildegard of Bingen, the Sibyl of the Rhein and Eleanor of Aquitaine, Duchess of Aquitaine, Queen of the Normans.

Did I Just Say That?

Did I Just Say That? is a new chamber operetta by Valerie Sing Turner (librettist) and Katerina Gimon (composer). A comedy exploring the challenges women of colour face when engaging with operatic works.

Orpheus and Eurydice.

Futures: 168

168 is an new youth-led magazine initiative & collaboration between re:Naissance, Chinatown Storytelling Centre, & Blake Abbie, featuring diverse perspectives that have contributed to the rich tapestry of the Chinatown area.


OrpheusVR reclaims opera’s rebellious roots using Motion Capture, Virtual Reality and Interactive Audio to usher in the next generation of musical storytelling. It’s “choose your own adventure” meets “epic opera“.

Canadian premiere November 2022. Opera by Du Yun and Royce Vavrek.
A Visual Presentation in ASL and Visual Vernacular.

Angel’s Bone

The Angel’s Bone Project uses an award-winning contemporary opera as a creative lens and collaborative tool to generate public conversation and awareness of the trafficking and exploitation of youth in local communities.

Caustic Effect

Caustic Effect – An ASL Opera is a new work in creation by Monique Holt & Landon Krentz. The project explores the way language is experienced & expressed and how mythology & fairy tales shape our interactions with the world.